MLS Week 31 Wednesday and Thursday Rundown Tips & Predictions

Rapids keep rolling with Tim Howard

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:44 PM GMT

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 3:44 PM GMT

Before a full schedule of 10 MLS matches this weekend, let's look at the short slate for Wednesday & Thursday Matchups. MLS resumes play with the Sounders & Dynamo on Wednesday. Thursday night holds two more matches, the Rapids will host the Earthquakes and the Columbus Crew hit Chicago to face the Fire. Let’s look at these three Week 31 matches and make a couple of MLS soccer picks.

 

MLS Rundown Picks Record Weeks 18-30: 130-91-8
MLS Rundown Weekend 30 Record: 12-5-0

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo (7-11-13, 38 GF-43 GA) are out of Playoff contention while the host and now 5th-place Seattle Sounders (13-5-13, 41 GF-40 GA) head in here on a 4-game Win Streak and playing their best soccer of the season...and at the perfect time. The L5 meetings in this Western Conference series (HOU 1-1 SEA, HOU 1-1 SEA, HOU 1-1 SEA, SEA 1-0 HOU, SEA 2-0 HOU) shows 5 straight Unders and neither side scoring more than 2 goals with the last three matches being 1-1 Draws in Houston, two this MLS Regular Season. Despite being without Clint Dempsey (8 goals), Jordan Morris (12 goals) and the Sounders (20/1 to win MLS Cup at Intertops) should find a way to edge Colombian Mauro Manotas (6 goals) and the Dynamo (LDWWLL) at CenturyLink in Seattle on Wednesday night and this is a good element to start an MLS-NFL parlay off with or to even to try to employ the Asian Handicap for those more confident and/or with a higher risk profile (SEA -1 -148, Bet365).

 

Final Score Prediction: Sounders 2 Dynamo 0Free MLS Pick: Sounders -250Best Line Offered: at Intertops

 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire

The 8th-place Columbus Crew (8-11-12, 45 GF-49 GA) are unbeaten in the L8 meetings in this Eastern Conference series (5-3-0) with the 10th-place Chicago Fire (6-9-16, 36 GF-52 GA), and a look at the L5 meetings in this series (CLB 3-0 CHI, CHI 0-0 CLB, CLB 3-1 CHI, CHI 0-1 CLB, CLB 2-2 CHI) shows that the Fire have scored just 1 goal in the L4 meetings. But last year’s Crew SC victory in suburban Chicago was its first in the L11 trips (6-0-5), but with this game so meaningless for two clubs who have had poor seasons, it’s hard to find where the motivation will come from. The L2 meetings at Toyota Park have seen just 1 goal, so maybe that apathy and some chillier Fall temperatures makes the Under a lean (2½, +130 at Intertops—which has a 200% Cash Bonus for new Sign-ups and which an A grade in the best sportsbooks ratings here at Sportsbook Review—but with Ola Kamara (15 goals) and the Crew (2-3-9, 14 GF-24 GA on Road) owning the Fire over the L8, backing visiting Columbus in the Draw No Bet market (Columbus -125, William Hill) at the low odds seems the wisest soccer pick here Thursday night.

 

Final Score Prediction: Fire 1 Crew 2Free MLS Pick: Crew Draw No Bet -125Best Line Offered: at William Hill

 

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Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Tim Howard and the 2nd-place Colorado Rapids (14-12-5, 36 GF-29 GA)—owners of the best Defense in the MLS this 2015 Regular Season—play host to Chris Wondolowski (11 goals) and the San Jose Earthquakes (8-13-10, 31 GF-36 GA) in a big Western Conference for the Quakes who sit 6 points off 6th place and the Playoff redline. Heading in, though, San Jose has an impressive 14-game unbeaten streak (7-7-0) against Colorado (10-5-0, 17 GF-5 GA) who, as you can see, hasn’t lost at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City this season and who have allowed just 5 Home goals. With Colorado having a 5-match unbeaten streak and the Earthquakes (1-7-7, 13 GF-24 GA) last outing their first Win in their L7 games, avoiding a Side here may be the best idea here on Thursday night in the Rocky Mountains (MLS LIVE, Altitude, CSN-CA) as the Quakes streak against the Rapids (6/1 to win MLS Cup, Intertops) is just too powerful to bet into. The Under, strong in Colorado this Regular season, is the pick.

 

Final Score Prediction: Rapids 1 Earthquakes 0Free MLS Pick: Under 2½ -154Best Line Offered: at Intertops
 

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